Knysna Golf Club is situated on the banks of a lagoon and has many tidal inlets that fill with salt water making the course an ideal place for many species of bird.
The most common resident is the Blacksmith Lapwing which will nest in the rough and on some fairways. The ground staff will mark the nesting sites so that golfers can be careful not to disturb the eggs and chicks. The most common area for nests is around the 13th tees.
The salt water pools attract birds such as cormorants, spoonbills, little egrets and avocets. Weavers will often nest above the pools along with fiscal shrikes.
Fish eagles and forest buzzards can often be seen soaring above the course together with hadedas and sacred ibis.